The weekend of April 11th and 12th is packed with community activities that run the entire weekend. In order of start times, these include :

* MS Walk for the Conejo Valley
* Dole/YMCA Healthy Kids Day
* 2008 Soap Box Derby
* AHS Grade Nite Garage Sale

* Pancake Breakfast
* Charity Run
* 14th Annual Street Festival

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More information on each event here below (text provided by organizers of each event).

Inaugural Conejo Valley Walk MS
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Starts at 9am
Westlake Village Civic Center

Join the movement at Walk MS to bring us one step closer to a world free of MS! Come and celebrate the movement at the Westlake Civic Center and check out the views from the top. Chose a 5k or 10k walk/run option through scenic Westlake Village. Enjoy the sites as you walk the tree lined street of Lindero Canyon Road and gaze at views of the Lake and Harbor. Refreshing rest stops along the way help rejuvenate you with snacks and drinks. When you return from the walk, enjoy a fresh lunch, live music, $1,000 worth of raffle prizes, face painting, and a dozen local vendor booths. Prizes will be awarded to the “best dressed,” “most spirited” and “top fundraising” walk teams. Show your team spirit and you will be sure to win! Register a team today!

Register today for the Walk MS Santa Barbara and join hundreds of Conejo Valley residents as we raise awareness and funds to find the cause and cure to multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving and YOU can help make sure it doesn’t. Register today!

The start/finish line will be at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village, CA 91361

9:00 am Check-in
9:30 am Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am Run Begins
10:15 am Walk Starts


2008 Soap Box Derby & Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 12th
10am-2pm (races will go until 2:30 or 3pm)
31051 Agoura Road, Across from Westlake Village City Hall

The Triunfo YMCA, in conjunction with a variety of sponsors including the City of Westlake Village and Dole, bring you a bigger, combined event of Soap Box Derby and Healthy Kids Day. For more info and pictures of last year’s event, see

This event was a tremendous success last year, and is expected to be even better this year. This year’s event includes:

* Soap Box Derby racing (a heat every couple of minutes)
* Healthy Kids Day exhibitors
* Antique and Classic Car Show
* Community BBQ
* Bounce house
* Obstacle course
* Carnival
* Bloodmobile
* LA County Sheriff Crash Trailer
* Drunk driver simulation
* LA County Fire Dept (if not on a call)
* Music, DJ and Dancing
* Roaming magician
and more!

Farmers Insurance Building Parking Lot
Opposite City of Westlake Village City Hall and Library
31051 Agoura Road, Westlake Village

Saturday, April 12th, 2008
Overall Event open: 10am – 2pm
Soap Box Races: 10am-approximately 3pm

Healthy Kids Day:

In conjunction with Dole Foods, the Triunfo YMCA is proud to co-sponsor its third annual Healthy Kids’ Day event. Healthy Kids’ Day is a nearly 20 year-old initiative hosted by local YMCAs throughout North America. The emphasis of the event is advocacy for healthy kids in local communities. Participating organizations will be local service providers who support better health for children and/or can offer healthy activities in which they can be involved. Organizations are either invited by the YMCA or Dole to be a part of Healthy Kids’ Day or are aware of the importance of the event and ask to participate. Physicians, dance and gymnastics studios, youth sports organizations and martial arts centers are a few examples of those types of businesses. During the event, these vendors demonstrate, provide information and distribute sample wares.

Bloodmobile Info – How to donate blood:

The United Blood Services will be hosting a blood drive during the YMCA Healthy Kids Day/Soap Box Derby event. United Blood Services is able to take appointments ahead of time to keep you on schedule during your Saturday afternoon with your family, they will also be taking walk ups the day of the event. If you have any questions about scheduling appointments for the blood drive or need assistance with the Web site, please call Sherie Holaway at 805-654-1600 or e-mail me at Please remember donating blood is safe, it’s simple, and it saves lives. Most donors find it a painless and heart-warming experience.


Sunday, April 13th
Westlake Rotary Annual Street Festival
7am Pancake Breakfast, Runs starting at 7:45am, 8:15am, & 8:45am
10am-5pm Street Festival
On Lakeview Canyon between Agoura Road & Watergate

Sunday, April 13, the Rotary Club of Westlake Village will host its 14th Annual Street Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Westlake Village on Lakeview Canyon between Agoura Road and Watergate. Free admission and parking.

Runners register at

Each year over 5000 people attend to enjoy the food booths, ongoing musical entertainment, displays of original arts and crafts and fun stuff for the kids. Major sponsors this year include Dole Food Company, Westlake Inn, Warner Pacific Insurance, Pierce Brothers Cemetery and Mellon Bank. Raffle prize winners could have a vacation rental in Jackson Hole, Wyoming valued at $2000, four box seat tickets to the Hollywood Bowl, home plate Dodger game tickets for 4, iPods, gift baskets, certificates, and cash. A 5k/10k and kids 1 mile run will precede the race with registration starting at 7 a.m.

The festival was initiated 14 years ago by Westlake Rotarian Joe Paulucci. His company, PTS, was the first major sponsor donating$10,000. Rotary is a service organization. Throughout the years, thousand of dollars in proceeds from the festival have benefited many local charities and organizations, schools, and International causes. Working hard for the past six months, the festival committee members are: Chairman Pat McDade, Ray Taylor, Bill Hang, Edwin Velarde, Bob Phillips, Gary Trow, Brad Ormsby, Naomi Finkel, Marty Blumenthal, Robert Bartolomea, Eric Wiltfang, Dapper Spar, Carolyn Jones, Sandra Schmidt, Jack Dwyer, Sean Olgin, Dennis Schmitz, and Ronnie Stone. For information, call (805) 378-5044.

and finally…

Agoura High School
Grad Nite Garage Sale
Proceeds to benefit AHS Grad Nite 2008
April 12, 2008
7:00am â?? 2:00pm
Location: Agoura High School Teachersâ?? Parking Lot